|Posted on August 12, 2019 at 10:05 PM||comments (1)|
Last week we had the opportunity to show Mayor Jim Kenney our new facility at Longshore, which hosts a PHLpreK program, and surprise him with a birthday celebration! Check out a video from the event below:
|Posted on February 6, 2019 at 9:05 AM||comments (7)|
We are excited to announce great opening a new facility at 4416 Longshore Avenue in Philadelphia!
The new facility will be larger than our current facility on Longshore Avenue, and is open and ready to enroll for summer camp of 2019.
We encourage anyone interested to call (215) 333-2211 in order to get a spot for our summer program. Details about our summer camp program are posted on the home page.
|Posted on March 19, 2018 at 9:05 PM||comments (0)|
You've got plenty of options. Try fishing in Fishtown, see a free show at the Free Library, or take some time for family art appreciation at PAFA or the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Click here to see a list of family fun events happening in Philly!
Celebrate Easter? Hunt eggs, brunch with the Easter Bunny, and celebrate spring at these fun events. This is not a complete list, so be sure to click here for the full list!
Easter Hoppin’ Workshop at SplashLab Arts
March 18, 24, 25, and 31, 10—11 am
3510 Scotts Lane #2911, Philadelphia, PA
Hop on over for a full Easter crafting session. Create a mini Easter hanging basket, learn the process of print making with paint and potatoes, and welcome in spring with handmade sun catchers for your window!
Easter Egg Hunt at Please Touch Museum
March 24, 9 am–2 pm
4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia
Bring your own basket to the Please Touch Museum for a hunt that’s sure to be “an EGGS-citing time!”
Penn Treaty Park Easter Egg Hunt
March 24, 11 am — 2 pm
1199 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia
Free Easter egg hunt with prizes for all.
The Great Glen Foerd Easter Egg Hunt
March 24, 10 am — 1 pm
5001 Grant Ave., Philadelphia
When children aren’t hunting for eggs at this historic mansion on the Delaware, they are welcome to visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy children’s crafts, enjoy delicious treats from the Dining Car, or participate in the Settlement Music School Kardon Northeast Branch’s Children’s Music Workshop. The Children’s Music Workshop will be held at noon, but kids will be invited throughout the event to explore instruments and the fun of music.
East Passyunk Easter Egg Hunt
March 24, 10:30 am
South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, 1430 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia
Kids will decorate egg-collecting bags, pose for photos with the Easter Bunny, enjoy music from BenFM and then hunt for eggs filled with toys and candy (staggered by age group).
March 25, 2 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Northeast Regional Branch, 2228 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia
Come for a free afternoon of stories, an egg hunt, and egg dyeing.
|Posted on January 17, 2018 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
How can you help your child succeed in the classroom?
- Making sure your child attends class every day he/she is healthy.
- Giving your child a sense of pride in his/her schoolwork.
- Reading many stories and poems to your child.
- Seeing that your child practices good eating habits.
- Seeing that your child gets enough sleep.
- Taking time to listen, to encourage, and to show an interest in the things your child does at school.
- Helping your child to help himself/herself whenever possible.
- Letting the school know where you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
- Teaching your child to dress properly (tie shoe laces, fasten buckles, button and zipper clothing).
- Notifying the school of any change of daily routine (a different destination after school, someone different to pick your child up, etc.).
- Enriching your childs vocabulary by reading to him/her, by taking him/her to a library, and by daily conversation.
|Posted on January 27, 2016 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
Foundations pledge $1m to repair Philadelphia rowhouses
The Healthy Rowhouse Project has announced that it has received nearly $1 million in grants to fund a three-year project to create new programs to repair the homes of low-income renters and homeowners in Philadelphia. The grants include $820,228 from Oak Foundation for the first three years of the project and $175,000 from The Barra Foundation.
The funding will enable the Project to hire an Executive Director who will be tasked with developing the policy, financing, and business models required to provide home repairs at scale, improve the health of Philadelphians, and preserve critical affordable housing. As the initiative progresses, the goal is to equip for-profit and nonprofit service providers with the resources and tools they need to assist 5,000 households each year.
“There are government and non-profit partners providing home repairs in Philadelphia, but the need so outstrips the demand that wait lists are four or more years long, and thousands of Philadelphians are forced to live in substandard housing,” said Karen Black, co-founder of The Healthy Rowhouse Project. “Healthy Rowhouse is devoted to the idea of using creative financing to extend home repair help to thousands more Philadelphians each year.”
“Rowhouses are an extraordinary asset and allow Philadelphia to offer homeownership to a higher share of low-income households than almost any city in the country, but these homes are deteriorating faster than their owners can repair them,” said Kiki Bolender, the Project’s co-founder. “In many cases, the homes are making residents sick.”
In Philadelphia, where 70 percent of all housing units are rowhouses and 75 percent of those homes are over 50 years old, deteriorating rowhouses create financial burden and health issues for residents. One example is a leaking roof, which if left in disrepair because a homeowner cannot afford to fix it can lead to a host of problems including mildew, mold, lead paint and pests, and can create or perpetuate health conditions like asthma and lead poisoning in vulnerable populations.
“We’re talking about roughly $10,000 in repairs per home, but the benefits of maintaining these homes are extraordinary,” said Bolender. “Families are able to stay in homes they have had for generations, the culture of our neighborhoods remains strong, and residents miss fewer days of work and school.”
In its first year, the Healthy Rowhouse Project will address the following goals:
Determine how many Philadelphia homes need repairs that the owners cannot afford and how many substandard homes are making their residents sick,
Research all existing home repair programs across the country to determine how to bring home repairs to scale,
Identify financing to pay for the repair of 5,000 homes per year,
Work collaboratively with experts and stakeholders in the fields of health, housing, community development and planning to achieve project goals, and
Work with potential customers and determine what kind of assistance is needed.
To learn more about the Healthy Rowhouse Project, click here http://healthyrowhouse.org
|Posted on May 5, 2015 at 9:25 PM||comments (0)|
What are your kids doing this summer? If the answer is a "not sure yet", then consider registering them for one of our summer camps!
All of our locations offer a summer camp program for children of all ages. Each camp will have weekly themes, such as Beach Week, Pirate Week, Aloha! Hawaii Week, etc. and activities to follow these themes. Because each center is unique, each camp will have slightly different themes and activities planned out.
Click on the "more" tab in the navigation bar to check out summer camp information at each daycare center. And of course, you can always call any of the centers to find out more information!
|Posted on June 8, 2014 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
With Pre-K graduation just around the corner on June 20 we are getting ready for our summer camp starting July 7th.
Graduating from Pre-K class into Kindergarten is a milestone in your and your child's life.The transition may be hard for both sides.It is important to talk to your child about the changes and him/her beind a "big kid" and a "serious" student.
Listed below are some books that may help explaining the transition:
- I am too absolutely small for school by Lauren Child
- Look out kindergarten,here I come by Nancy L .Carlson
- Mama,don't go by Harry Horse
- My first day of school by Nancy L Skarmes
- My Kindergarten by Rosemary Wells
- School Bus by Donald Crews
- The night before kindergarten by Natasha Wing.
|Posted on April 28, 2014 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
Hello all, long time no see!
This week is Science Festival week in Philadelphia running from April 26th to May 3rd. As society becomes more science-driven and technologically advanced, it is more important than ever that we introduce our children to science at an early age.
The Philadelphia Science Festival includes tons of free and low-cost events geared towards introducing young children and adults alike to the wonderful world of science. Check out their website for some of the events that they offer. Some examples of events below:
- Science Night at the Ballpark, April 29th. $20, $8 discount with code.
- Fox Chase Library Neighborhood Science After School, April 30th
- Cure You or Kill You: 19th Century Medical Science & Quackery, May 1st, $10 tickets
and TONS more!
Link to the website:
Link to calendar:
|Posted on August 16, 2013 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
As you can see, we have updated our website. We have also updated the event calendar and the registration forms available for downloading.
Also, don't forget to like us on Facebook! We will be posting daily/weekly updates and reminders, as well as the occasional fun photo. It is a great way to stay updated and closer to us. Stay tuned for more updates.
Our Facebook: facebook.com/thechildrensplacepreschool
Don't forget, our back to school night is coming up very soon on August 29th!
-The Children's Place Preschool